Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi offered the framework to IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano in a Monday meeting ahead of the talks.
Araqchi was positive about the discussion, saying that the proposals — coming two weeks after high-level talks between the Islamic Republic and the 5+1 Powers in Geneva, and just ahead of technical discussions — offered a way forward and that Iran is ready to “respond to all IAEA questions and ambiguities in a short period of time”.
Iran Supplying Oil to Syria at 10% Discount
Documents obtained by Foreign Policy magazine indicate that Iran has provided light crude oil to Syria at a 10% discount since May.
The reduction from about $100 per barrel to about $90 may be part of a $3.6 billion line of credit extended by Tehran to the Assad regime this spring.
The 10% discount was confirmed in a letter of May 12 from the Managing Director of Sahand Naft Iran, which co-ordinates Iranian oil and petrochemical distribution, to the President of Syria’s oil company Sytrol.
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